Ted Turner wishes he was still running CNN; Cartoon Network, too

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October 15th, 2009

OK,  so he really wants to run all of Time Warner!  A good read from The Hollywood Reporter's Paul Bond:

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No knock on his "good friend" Jeff Bewkes -- or on Superman -- but Ted Turner wishes that he was running Time Warner so that he could make some changes at Cartoon Network and CNN, the cable news channel he founded 29 years ago.

At CNN, he wants "less fluffy news and more international news," especially about China, Turner says in an interview set to run on Bloomberg TV on Friday. "Less talk, more news," he says.

As for Cartoon Network, Turner tells anchor Betty Liu, "If I had control of it, I'd put 'Captain Planet' on at a top time period so that kids would see the environmental superhero instead of just Superman."

More lamenting from Turner, who wishes he hadn't sold out to Time Warner

 
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